The Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) facilitates, strengthens, amplifies, diversifies and concentrates International Development research across the University. We (SIID) have had another eventful year and I (Dan Brockington, SIID’s Director) made the mistake of trying to democratise this year’s newsletter and asked the fellowship for contributions to the content. This resulted in too much to include – a beautiful cornucopia of events, happenings, hard work, meetings and exchanges. What follows are just some of the highlights; apologies to all whose work did not make it into this edition. Read this year’s newsletter for more details